Antarctic ice sheet is shrinking....
I don't know what this all means, but the new measurements are contrary to what was being predicted by global warming.
The Antarctic ice sheet, which holds 70 per cent of the world's fresh water, is shrinking at a rate of 36 cubic miles a year, according to a study carried out by satellites.
Previously it was thought that the 6,500ft-thick blanket of ice covering 98 per cent of Antarctica - a continent twice the size of Australia - was gaining more mass than it was losing.
This was predicted to happen as precipitation increased in a warming climate. But now sophisticated new measurements made by two satellites have shown that the ice sheet is melting.